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Recycling: It's One Thing We Can All Do, and Hamilton County strives to provide the information you need to make it happen, from explaining Recycling in Your Community and where Recycling Drop-Off Locations are, to explaining the Multi-Family Recycling Program for apartments and condos.

The District also explains the Recycling Process and Recycling Benefits, and provides comparisons on How Much Your Community Recycles.

Some items cannot be recycled in a curbside or drop-off program, therefore the District provides suggestions for Recycling & Reuse Outlets for other items.

Hamilton County has recycling containers available for loan for your group, organization, church or club to use for Event Recycling.

If you want to do even more, learn how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and get ideas for Reducing Waste at Home. You and/or your family can also take a Recycling Pledge.

Several Award-Winning Communities have made strides on increasing recycling throughout Hamilton County. Other organizations also offer recycling inspiration and incentives, such as the Green Umbrella and Recycle and Ride.

The Recycling FAQs page provides answers to common questions.

Upcoming paper shred events are highlighted on this page.

Household Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

What is Household Hazardous Waste and how can it be properly disposed of? Year-round outlets may be available for some of your material. Items may also be taken to a local household hazardous waste company for recycling. Latex paint and pharmaceuticals may not accepted at these locations.


There are many outlets for residents to properly recycle their old electronics, computers and TVs including various Electronics Recycling events, outlets and Electronics Take-Back Programs.

Composting and Yard Trimmings 

There are several ways to dispose of yard trimmings. The District sponsors several free Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites. Some Hamilton County communities offer Curbside Collection of yard trimmings. You can also Just Mow It!, which is very easy, free and saves time. Backyard Composting can be a beneficial solution to recycling yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a useful soil amendment.

The District offers a free Composting Seminar where you can learn all about backyard composting from our experts.  If you are short on space for backyard composting, you can always let worms do the work indoors, via Vermicomposting, or a worm bin, for composting kitchen scraps.

Construction and Demolition Debris

There are six construction and demolition debris landfill locations in Hamilton County. Use these landfills for disposal of unusable debris from construction projects.

Food Waste

Reduce your food waste to save money, help communities, and protect the environment.

Reducing Waste at Home

Reducing waste at home means never generating all that waste in the first place. A simple change in habits can reduce the amount of trash you put to the curb.


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